Dance Interventions

Dance Interventions in Long-Term Care and their Impact on Quality of Life

Project Status:In progress

Knowledge User(s)

Patient and Public Partner

Patient/Public Partner(s)

Elliot PausJenssen

Project Trainee(s)

Armaghan Dabbagh, Heather Shepherd, Kat Secord


Elaine Moody

Funding Source(s)

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance

Project Objectives

To identify the effectiveness of music programs (with or without a dance component) on quality of life for people in long-term care.

Research Approach

Network Meta-Analysis, Systematic Review

Project Lead(s)

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Penelope Chan

Position: Patient Partner

Penelope Chan is a retired scientist who was trained as a microbiologist and immunologist in Australia. Additionally, she has taught medical school in Malaysia. On returning to Canada with a young family, she decided to go into health policy and graduated with a degree in health administration focused on health protection, promotion and public health. She has worked at the provincial, federal and international levels including with the World Health Organization (WHO) in country offices, regional and head offices in Geneva. Particularly, she is now interested in the health and well-being in the increasingly aging population.

Penelope Chan

Patient Partner

Penelope Chan is a retired scientist who was trained as...

Laurel Radley

Position: Patient Partner

Laurel Radley

Patient Partner

Heather Colquhoun

Position: University of Toronto

Heather Colquhoun is an Associate Professor in the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Toronto. She has over 29 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and researcher. Her research focuses on the science of knowledge translation (KT) with an emphasis on the identification, prioritization and closing of evidence-to-practice gaps in healthcare.

Dr. Colquhoun’s research program includes application of behaviour change theory to implementation problems, the use of theory and theoretical constructs to design and understand interventions, optimizing audit and feedback as a KT intervention, investigation of reporting and terminology issues in KT science, and exploring methods of knowledge user engagement and barriers assessment for intervention design. She also has experience in knowledge syntheses methods including systematic and scoping reviews, including developing best practice methods for the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews.

Heather Colquhoun

University of Toronto

Heather Colquhoun is an Associate Professor in the Occupational Science...





Project Outputs

In Progress